A man was stabbed in the chest and leg following a fight in Southend.

Essex Police are investigating reports of a confrontation shortly after 7pm on Friday, involving a group of around four people.

It is believed a fight broke out outside the Nisa store, in Eastern Esplanade, before ending on the Kursaal estate.

A police spokesman thanked the public for reporting the incident.

"A group of around four people, believed to be in their early to mid-twenties, were believed to be involved in the incident," he said.

"The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital with stab wounds to his leg and chest.

"These are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing."

Anyone with information is asked to call Southend CID on 101 quoting crime reference number 42/98118/20.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.